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African American History: Full-text Primary Resources
Guide to resources for the study of African American history.
A selection of full-text primary source databases including: "We Were Prepared for the Possibility of Death:" Freedom Riders in the South, 1961," "Black Economic Empowerment: The National Negro Business League," "Federal Surveillance of African Americans, 1920-1984," "Fight for Racial Justice and the Civil Rights Congress," and "James Meredith, J. Edgar Hoover, and the Integration of the University of Mississippi."
Primary source materials on slavery, African-American history, Southern plantation records, Vietnam War, and national security. Includes records from civil rights organizations including NAACP, SCLC, SNCC, and CORE.
A resource for the study of American social, cultural, and popular history, providing immediate access to rare primary source material from the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History, Duke University and The New York Public Library. It comprises thousands of fully searchable images (alongside transcriptions) of monographs, pamphlets, periodicals and broadsides addressing 19th and early 20th century political, social and gender issues, religion, race, education, employment, marriage, sexuality, home and family life, health, and pastimes.
Collections on the transatlantic slave trade, the global movement for the abolition of slavery, the legal, personal, and economic aspects of the slavery system, and the dynamics of emancipation in the U.S. as well as in Latin America, the Caribbean, and other regions.
Primary sources related to discrimination, urban renewal, civil rights, race relations, and African American culture and identity. This resource focuses on experiences in Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, New York, and towns and cities in North Carolina.
Includes Arizona Constitution, Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta Daily News, Baltimore Sun, Boston Globe, Chicago Defender, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Detroit Free Press, Hartford Courant, Indianapolis Sun, Los Angeles Times, Nashville Tennessean, New York Amsterdam News, New York Times, New York Tribune St. Louis Post-Dispatch, San Francisco Chronicle, Wall Street Journal & Washington Post. Dates vary. NY Amsterdam News and Chicago Defender are black newspapers. Link allows user to search both newspapers and periodicals together. To change the titles searched, click on the "change" link at top of page. Access is limited to UT users.
A collection of 19th century newspapers including:
The Christian Recorder (1861–1902)
The Colored American (1837–1841)
Frederick Douglass’ Paper (1851–1855; 1859–1863)
Freedom’s Journal (1827–1829)
The National Era (1847–1860)
The North Star (1847–1851)
Provincial Freeman (1854–1857)
Weekly Advocate (1837–1837)
Historical U. S. newspapers digitized under the auspices of the Library of Congress and National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). The UT Libraries has added selected Tennessee newspapers to this cooperative venture.